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OPEC split on crude decision

Sep 11, 2007
OPEC members are in Vienna today to consider pumping more crude oil onto the world market to bring down prices. But some members say increasing supply isn't necessary. Jeff Tyler reports.
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Roddick was kinder, more ethical retailer

Sep 11, 2007
The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick was committed to good causes long before it was fashionable. The retailer died last night at the age of 64, and Stephen Beard says the ethically-minded are paying tribute.
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An easy-to-read label is hard to find

Sep 10, 2007
FDA officials are debating whether changes in food labels might help consumers make healthy choices. Helen Palmer reports there are plenty of ideas but not much consensus.
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Toy industry tries to get the lead out

Sep 10, 2007
U.S. and Chinese regulators are expected to adopt new standards to prevent products containing lead paint from entering the United States. But, as Amy Scott reports, with the holiday shopping season approaching, the toy industry is taking matters into its own hands.
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China has taste for California

Sep 10, 2007
The first California grapes to arrive in China 10 years ago were a big deal, and the appreciation for California produce hasn't worn off. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
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Toy companies getting testy

Sep 10, 2007
Disney and Toys "R" Us are among the companies hiring engineers to test toys at random from off the shelves. This will add a layer of security -- and most likely a layer of cost. Alisa Roth reports.
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China not manned enough for safety

Sep 10, 2007
Beijing safety regulators are meeting in Washington today to discuss China's need to ensure safety of its products. As Scott Tong reports, the problem with fulfilling these mandates may come from the country's lack of manpower.
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Congress not toying around on imports

Sep 7, 2007
Lawmakers will hold hearings later this month into why so many tainted Chinese imports have been showing up on store shelves. Mattel CEO Bob Eckert and a government agency will be on the hot seat. Janet Babin reports.
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'This is a museum first'

Sep 6, 2007
A recent report called the Smithsonian gift shops underperforming and poorly run, so the museum is considering outsourcing them. But the folks doing the job now say they're being unfairly compared to commercial retailers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Sticker shock in the bread aisle

Sep 5, 2007
Wheat prices have hit a record high. The immediate reason is bad weather in western Europe, Australia and parts of the U.S. But John Dimsdale reports there are long-term trends that will keep wheat expensive for a while.
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